Signs of Engine Mount Wear, Failure

Engine mounts are often overlooked when faults emerge or parts are changed. Further, they are paramount to reducing noise, vibration, and harshness. Moreover, they are essential to the longevity of the engine, therefore let’s understand why engine mounts are so important to any car. What are engine mounts? Briefly, engine … Read more

Signs of Steering Rack Failure

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It’s particularly difficult to diagnose steering rack issues. In many situations, people assume the steering rack is the culprit while, in reality, the suspension is to blame. Thus, let’s have a thorough look at what steering rack issues are. Symptoms of Steering Rack Trouble As briefly stated, multiple people misinterpret … Read more

How Long Does It Take to Replace Struts?

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Is your ride taking longer than usual to stop? Is it oddly bumpier? Well, I think it’s time to change your struts because the symptoms clearly mean they have gone bad. Luckily, you can replace them on your own or get professional help. So, how long does it take to … Read more

Is Window Tint Illegal in My State?

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Window tinting is a practice that countless vehicle owners have grown accustomed to. It’s one of the most common automobile enhancements today. And, if you’re living in an area that receives plenty of sun, it can be a necessity. The main purpose of tinting car windows is to shield the … Read more

Transmission Light On: How to Fix It?

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Having an illuminated transmission light is bad news! There could be several reasons for the transmission light staying on. We’re going to guide you on the different issues you could be facing. But whatever the problem is, resolving it should be a priority. Let’s explore some of the common problems … Read more

Should You Paint Your Vehicle?

The challenges, cost, and complexity of painting a vehicle. If your vehicle’s patina looks dull, chipped, or scratched, painting it is a popular way to improve its appearance and increase its value. But painting a car goes beyond applying a few rounds of spray paint. Although these kinds of tasks … Read more

How to Fix a Broken Rivian Vehicle

American automotive and technology company Rivian is working diligently to bring its first vehicles to the market, with the production of its battery-electric R1T pickups and R1S SUVs beginning early next year. By June 2021, the first models should be in the customer’s hands, which will then reveal just how … Read more

How to Jump-Start Your Car

You just finished with your shopping and have returned to your car only to discover that the ignition does not turn over. Upon further inspection, you have discovered that the battery has died and you are stranded. But not all is lost — with jumper cables at the ready and … Read more

Replacement Tires: Where to Buy Them

When it comes time to replacing tires, you have several places to consider for new ones. Ideally, you’ll swap out the original employment manufacturer (OEM) with the same set, but keep in mind that you have choices, depending on the brand, tire tread, and warranty miles. The following are five … Read more

How to Safely Remove Car Battery Corrosion

Without proper attention, your car’s battery can corrode, possibly leaving you without a working car. Corrosion can drain power out of a battery and shorten its life. Battery corrosion is typically apparent at the terminals, a problem that can be resolved by careful cleaning. 1. Assemble Your Tools and Supplies … Read more

Check Engine Light On: How to Diagnose (OBD-II)

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OBD-II device: your solution for what ails your car. All cars built since 1996 are equipped with an industry-standard on-board diagnostic system. That system is always at work in the background, but will immediately alert you to a potential problem by turning on the check engine light and keeping it … Read more

Tire Safety: What You Must Know

Indisputably, you have a lot riding on your tires. Indeed, many of today’s vehicles weigh at least two tons with some larger trucks and SUVs tipping the scales above three tons. With all that weight riding on rubber you might think tire safety would be foremost on every driver’s mind. … Read more

7 Signs of Transmission Troubles

Transmission replacement can damage your budget. Car trouble can cost you dearly, especially if you ignore problems or put off repairs. Your car’s transmission transfers power from the engine to the wheels. When it fails, you might face thousands of dollars in repair costs, an expense you could have avoided … Read more

My Car Maintenance Schedule: Normal or Severe?

A Valvoline expert weighs in with advice on maintenance schedules, motor oil & lubricants. The owner’s manual is your car’s bible, an authoritative document carefully assembled by the automaker. Manuals are specific to each model, offering details about the car that the manufacturer understands best. One important section is the … Read more

Why Does My Gas Mileage Vary?

Estimating gas mileage is something that the Environmental Protection Agency leaves in the hands of car manufacturers. The mileage that you see published on the window sticker represents an estimate for city and highway driving as well as a combined mileage estimate based on 55 percent local driving and 45 … Read more

What Your Breakdown Cover Policy Offers

At some point you may need roadside assistance if your car suffers a mechanical failure, leaving you stranded. Most new cars come with breakdown coverage for the first few years of ownership, but once that warranty is up you will need to shop for a breakdown cover policy that is … Read more

When Should You Tune Your Car?

Most car owners leave the engine diagnosis to the pros. Today’s cars are sophisticated pieces of machinery that make use of such advanced technologies as direct injection, electronic ignitions, onboard computers and numerous sensors. Vehicles from the 1970s and earlier routinely required a tune up once every two years or … Read more